The training, which leaders say is not intended to be applied outside the simulated Explorer setting, can involve chasing down illegal border crossers as well as more dangerous situations that include facing down terrorists and taking out “active shooters,” like those who bring gunfire and death to college campuses. In a simulation here of a raid on a marijuana field, several Explorers were instructed on how to quiet an obstreperous lookout.
I didn’t realize that programs like this were offered in Boy Scouts. I thought it was simply more mainstream activities such as camping and survival techniques etc.
The full story on the NY Times website – HERE